What would you do if you were given an amazing opportunity; to work for a great company you’ve admired from the sidelines for years. To make money at a clip you’ve never seen before, to work with the best in your field.
But you had to give up a piece of yourself to do it.
You had to commit to living in a city that won’t allow you to live your “lifestyle,” or conform to a more “first family” dress code, or stop cursing.
Would you do it?
Do you think you could take it?
Or do you think it would only be a matter of time until you snapped?
You might as well at least try, right? Best case scenario you realize that it’s not as bad as you expected. It turns out that you have deep reserves of calm you never knew of before. You find it easier to bond with your loved ones now that you’re keeping more things to yourself in your public time.
And who knows, maybe you can do it. Maybe you’ll be great. And you’ll be so busy that you won’t even miss having a flaming red hair mohawk. It was so much upkeep anyway. Didn’t you need to grow up and give it up sometime? This was just a well timed coincidence.
And worst case scenario? You find another job and walk directly to the salon, do not pass go, do not collect $200.
How bad could it be?